Important WEB Sites

 


    • Coast Guard - Local Notice to Mariners
    • NOAA BookletCharts - Atlantic (includes PR, Virgin Islands), Gulf, Pacific, Alaska, Great Lakes - Use Adobe Reader to view Charts
    • ICW Chart 11485 - Includes Titusville Munincipal Marina

Manufacturer Sites

    • Lifeline Batteries - High Technology AGM Batteries
    • Starboard Sun - High Technology Wind Generators & Solar Panels


Great WEB Sites

Yellowstone National Park
  Yellowstone National Park - Next to NASA, one of the best things done by the government. It needs to be in your Top 10 Things to See in Life or you will have missed the truest example of perfection. I wish my parents would have taken me there as a young child - I did for mine. Fabulous website with every bit of information you could ask for.
Yellowstone National Park Click on this small map to go to Yellowstone's interactive map feature.
 

NASA Spinoffs
  NASA Spinoff homepage - Listing of the current issue and previous back issues. Note: They are PDF files that range from 2 to over 100 MB in size. Spinoff is a premier annual publication by NASA featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. For more than 40 years, the NASA Innovative Partnerships Program has facilitated the transfer of NASA technology to the private sector, benefiting global competition and the economy. The resulting commercialization has contributed to the development of commercial products and services in the fields of health and medicine, industry, consumer goods, transportation, public health, computer technology, and environmental resources. Since 1976, Spinoff has featured between 40 and 50 (not all) of these commercial products annually. To see all of the NASA spinoffs, Spinoff maintains a searchable database of every technology published since its inception. This is a mostly unknown, very slightly publicized benefit NASA has provided the world over the years. This free transfer of technology is without charge.

NASA Spinoffs at Home, Work, Sports, Medicine... - Interactive product that shows some of the direct NASA Spinoffs in everyday life as you move your computer mouse around.
 

Live KSC Video Feeds
  Live KSC Video Feeds - Click on the link to see always changing and updated Live KSC Video Feeds.  

Next US Total Solar Eclipse - Animated
  Next US Total Solar Eclipse - Animated - Click on the link to see it animated. Go to Links, Tools, Astronomical Data - * Eclipses, ... for many more Choices, Types, and Locations. See one for your location.  

Just Great Videos

We stopped dreaming
  We Stopped Dreaming - When you click on this link, a 2minute, 38 second video will open up showing Neil deGrasse Tyson on how Congress has removed the dreams of America and the world. It is from Real Time With Bill Maher August 05, 2011.  

Neil deGrasse Tyson NOT Holding Back   Neil deGrasse Tyson NOT Holding Back - When you click on this link, a 5 minute, 20 second video will open with Neil deGrasse Tyson explaining the background (the WHY) behind NASA's creation. It explains why Both political parties have failed this nation and the future of the human species. It is up to you to place the demand (contact your local representative) where it belongs for all of our futures.  

24 hours of Aircraft flying around the world   24 hours of Aircraft flying around the world - When you click on this link, a 71 second video will open up showing how the world, commerce, and people are actually very connected. Unfortunately, the less developed parts benefit rarely or take very little advantage of this feature of the modern world. Aircraft may been seen in concentrations over the United States, Western Europe, and the Orient. The intensity varies depending on the time of day and sunlight.  

Great NASA Items


Cryo Purge   Cryo Purge - Click on the link to see it full size.
 
50 Years of Space Exploration in a Single Image   50 Years of Space Exploration in a Single Image - Click on the link to see it full size.

Atlantis Day Roll-Out   Atlantis Day time Roll-Out - Click on this link to see Atlantis rolling out in the daytime full size.
 
Atlantis Night Roll-Out   Atlantis Night time Roll-Out - Click on this link to see Atlantis rolling out at Night full size. In case you do not recall, this was the last Shuttle mission (STS-135) ever flown.

Endeavor Fly Out   Endeavor Final Fly Out - Click on this link to see Endeavor before her Final Fly Out full size.
 
  Endeavor Final Fly Out (Video) - Click on this link to see Endeavor on her Final Fly Out. First a NASA T38 aircraft takes off as escort aircraft, then Endeavor Taxing for take-off, and finally Endeavor on the back of a dedicated 747 taking off. This is the last Shuttle to ever get airborne. Unfortunately video does not have the highest resolution.

Great Pictures


Sunset from Space   Sunset from Space - Click on the link to see it full size. This link has another (page bottom) that allows you to see any location from space - Day or Night.
 
Sunrise behind KSC   Sunrise behind KSC - Click on the link to see it full size.
 
Single Air Mass Florida Thunderstorm backlit at Sunset   Single Air Mass Florida Thunderstorm backlit at Sunset - Click on the link to see it full size.

Orca near the South Pole saying Hello   Orca near the South Pole saying Hello - Click on the link to see it full size.
 
How some view themselves   How some view themselves - Click on the link to see it full size.
 
Emergency Crayon   Emergency Crayon - Click on the link to see it full size.

Top of the clouds   Top of the clouds - Click on the link to see it full size. In all the years of flying (too many hours to count) I did, I was only in this situation once. The key is first having a stable level on top of the clouds - very rare event itself. The next item required to line up is for the top of the clouds to be at a specific even altitude used for flying long distance (no need to bother you with details). This last item is extremely critical. For those that have ever driven a go-cart when they were young (or at some tourist location) it is like comparing doing 50mph in a car to 25mph in a go-cart. You have no realization of your speed in a car because you are off the ground, but in that go-cart where your bottom is literally inches away (hence your eyes are lower), your visual senses are on overload. Take that same situation/feeling to an exponential level and you may sense what I felt that day doing 500+ mph literally inches above the cloud tops. It was almost a bucket list event. For my eyes to be barely above the cloud tops, the bottom half of the aircraft was in the clouds. We did not stay there long (For those that know the "lingo", I was under ATC control flying IFR), but it was an event I will always remember.

2017 Eclipse   2017 Eclipse from Santee, SC - Link to dedicated web page of Eclipse pictures that can be enlarged to full size.


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